Though Springfield Fit 2 Fight's jiu jitsu team competes at a national level—the studio also teaches the basics during beginner classes. During these sessions, students learn jiu jitsu moves that allow them to take on bigger opponents by focusing on leverage rather than brute strength. The gym also hosts boxing, krav maga, and kickboxing lessons in its well-appointed confines, which features a play center for visitors' kids.
Steak-Out prepares and delivers slabs of protein sustenance secured from 100% grain-fed American cattle. All entrees—such as the filet mignon ($14.99) and the grilled chicken-breast filet ($9.99)—are accompanied by a salad, a roll, and a buttered and sourly creamed baked potato. Spouses of sand-dwelling warlocks, such as the sirloin steak sandwich ($7.99), carry extra baggage consisting of cheese, chips, and condiments. Desserts, such as a slice of the New York–style cheesecake (starting at $4.49) or an oatmeal-raisin cookie ($0.75), assist in smoothly transitioning imbibers into postmeal naps. Mini mouths can gnaw on a kids' meal, which features a palate-pleasing cheeseburger ($4.29) and chicken nuggets ($3.99).
Most popular service: Classic Pedicure
Brands Used: OPI & Creative Nail Design
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Pro Tip: To find our storefront easier look for our green and white striped awning.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
The portion of my job as a Nail Specialist that I love the most is the transformation I can see in the health of my clients' nails and skin. Our hands and feet take quite a bit of abuse and we don't always have the patience to take care of them on our own. I really love to see clients who start out self-conscious of their hands and feet leave feeling confident about their well-groomed nails.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We have our liquor license so that we can treat you to a complimentary beer or glass of wine while you enjoy your relaxing service. We also use all-natural locally made aromatherapy scrubs and soaks for our pedicures.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
The best reaction is how relaxed and pampered my clients say they feel after a service. My pedicures receive the most compliments. People really appreciate the time and attention I pay to them during their visit.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
At Alchemy we don't see you, our client, just as a customer. We see you as a friend. We pride ourselves on taking the time to get to know you and your lifestyle so that we can tailor your services specifically for what you do every day.
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